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what a pity. nbc 10 news starts now. happening today, preparing for the pope. several communities across this area are holding special meetings today to discuss the pontiff's visit and its impact on your routine. hot and humid yet again as we see a warm breeze blowing that american flag in center city. expect another day of temperatures in the 90s. but changes are on the way and we will start to see those later today. but, so far the heat is cause something schools to cut classes short today. we'll tell you which schools are closing early because of the warm weather. good morning on this wednesday, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm chris cato. let's begin with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. it got well into the 90s
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yesterday and that humidity was oppressive. >> it will be high again today. 94 yesterday. close to this this afternoon, this morning, the temperatures in the upper 70s in philadelphia. 78 in northeast philadelphia. wilmington not much cooler at 76 degrees. even farther north and west where we normally see cooler temperatures, allentown at 74, 73 in reading and middle 70s in delaware and south jersey. it's a warm start all around. it will be another hot and humid day today with the temperatures taking off. 75 degrees at 6:00 but we'll be close to 80 degrees at 9:00 and there will be more clouds around today as we go into the noontime hour, 87 degrees with a southwesterly wind bringing in additional humidity. dry this morning. we'll be watching for showers this afternoon. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten. chris? the new school year was just getting warmed up when the weather warmed up. today's heat means a half day for some schools in this area.
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we learned schools in new jersey are closing early. >> reporter: we'll get to the list in just a moment. when you have the hot temperatures, a lot these buildings are older and they have units that don't have air conditioning in in them. it can get inside rather quickly. as bill said, today's temperatures are expected to get into the 90s again with the feels-like temperature even hotter than that. this hot weather comes just as many schools are opening up this week, including philadelphia schools which started yesterday. right now, philadelphia schools are scheduled for a regular day. we plan on calling them again in a few minutes to find out how they would make a decision. let's get to the schools closing early. here's the list, trenton public schools and catholic schools are all closing early today. hamilton township schools in new jersey are on early dismissal and the keystone academy charter school here in philadelphia is also closing early. philadelphia schools are open for a regular day as of now. if anything changes, we will be
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sure to let you know. for now, i'm in tacony, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> 4:03, time to get an early check of the roads before all of the school traffic gets in the mix again. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is standing by with a look at route 1. jessica? there just yet. good news around roberts avenue, northbound lanes right in here. if you're headed southbound you'll have no problems so far. the rest of our philadelphia majors, currently in problems on 95. the blue route is doing okay. still a 15-minute drive time headed southbound from the schuylkill expressway up towards 95. if you're out in new jersey, watch out for the water main break. it's been there since monday, pennsauken township. when i come back in ten minutes, we'll do a check on mass transit.
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chris? happening today, 10,000 free tickets will be up for grabs for the papal mass on the parkway during the pope's visit to philadelphia. those will be released online starting at 8:00 tonight. at 4:00 this afternoon, 10,000 tickets to the festival of familiar lus will be given away. you better act fast if you want those tickets. yesterday 10,000 tickets for the pontiff's speech at independence hall were gone in two minutes flat. minutes later, someone put some of those free tickets up for sale on sites like ebay and craigslist for as much as $1,000. mayor michael nutter was not happy. >> in the neighborhood where i grew up, that's trifling. >> the festival of family tickets will go on sale at 4:00. the papal mass tickets will be released at 8:00. and if you live in the suburbs, the pope's visit probably affect you, even if you
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don't plan to head to philadelphia. there are several meetings in communities across the area to help you learn what's happening in your town. nbc 10's katy zachry is live in radnor to explain. katie? >> reporter: chris, here in radnor township they have a septa regional rail train running as well as a trolley line. here's what they're worried. they want to get everyone to and from philadelphia safely. they want to minimize the impact on regular traffic in the community and make sure emergency response is unaffected. today there are three meetings to take out the township's plan for traffic congestion, road closures, the overall impact of the community when pope francis is in philadelphia and the days leading up to the pontiff's visit. the first meeting is at 7:30, that one is more focused on the business community. coming up in a half hour, we'll talk about how school districts and colleges in radnor township
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will be affected during those days when pope is here. leaders in delaware county map out their transportation and and safety plan for the papal visit. that includes what to expect from public transit, traffic congestion, crowd control and any other problems that may come up during the pope's visit. today's briefing take place at 1:00 p.m. at the delaware county emergency services center. council members in norristown will hold a public meeting as well. it's one of four septa hubs in montgomery county. leaders will discuss transportation issues, road closures and emergency surfaces -- emergency services during the pope's trip to philadelphia. ahead in just a few minutes, septa is now changing its service plans for the pope's visit. you'll see what the transit agency is doing now to have more trains stopping at more stations even if you're not going to see the pope. remember, the nbc 10 app has everything you need to know to prepare for the pope. owl find detailed information on
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mass transit and road closures. you'll also get instructions on how to register for thoseç tickets for pope francis and you'll find a list of things to leave at home if you're headed to the parkway that weekend. we expect to learn more about the plane crash that killed "philadelphia inquirer" co-owner louis katz. their jet overran a runway and crashed in massachusetts last may. a preliminary report suggests that the crew ignored a safety check. this morning, we expect to wlern more about the taxi cab crash that killed two people who came to philadelphia for the made in america festival. police say the cab driver likely had a green light. it happened early monday morning in center city. witnesses say the driver hit the couple as they were crossing broad street. police are now working to verify that information. they're also trying to confirm just how fast that driver was
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going at the time of the crash. amanda digirolomo died along with her boyfriend. 4:08 now from our south jersey bureau. a man who helped homeless drug addicts is now accuse of running an operation that sold heroin and crack. he was a program coordinator for joseph's house, a homeless shelter in camden. the shelter's director says miller no longer works there. >> from skyforce 10, a forest fire near the burlington county/ocean county line is now 100% contained after burning more than 1,000 acres since monday. we expect to learn the cause of the fire later this morning. parts of that fire are still burning in woodland and manchester townships and crews will continue to strengthen and monitor their fire lines until they get enough rain to help them extinguish the flames.
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health officials are urging people with breathing problems to stay indoors. >> i just came from the store and everybody was saying go back in. it's much nicer in the store. in the food store with the air conditioning. don't come out. it's awful air. now, no homes have been threatened it and no injuries reported but when will that rain come to help firefighters? we'll find out. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> a warm, muggy start this morning, clear skies over reading, 73 degrees. a few clouds in philadelphia and cape may is at 75. no sign of rain this morning but we might see showers this afternoon. we're still seeing the steady southwesterly breeze. it's plenty muggy outside. the humidity will stay with us during the day today and into tonight as well. and the temperatures will take off. it's already warmer than yesterday. 9 degrees warmer in millville, up by 8 in allentown and wilmington in northeast
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philadelphia is 5 degrees warmer this morning. so far, we are in the clear. might see a spot or two of fog this morning and these clouds, they're on the way for later today. and these will bring in some showers and some thunderstorms. right now, the radar is clear for the area but you can see behind those clouds, showers and thunderstorms that will be moving toward our area during the morning it will be dry, but that line moves into the areas, into central pennsylvania by 5:00 this afternoon. we could see isolated showers develop ahead of the main line of heavier rainfall that will be here bring late this evening. 11:00 tonight, we could see heavy downpours in some areas. isolated showers popping up this afternoon for bordentown, new hope 93 and 92 in abington.ç at the shore, back into the 80s today, partly sunny skies, 86 in cape may. 91 though for milford and smyrna
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and south jersey, woodstown and berlin up to 92 degrees, 91 in malvern and 93 in philadelphia. >> rain on the way. we'll take a look at how much you can expect when i'm back in ten minutes. chris. let's check the schuylkill expressway to see if we have problems popping up out there on this early wednesday morning. nbc 10's first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is watching that. jessica? >> we're at the schuylkill expressway, right in the beginning where it runs into 676. the vine street expressway. you can see the drive times are still doing okay. westbound if you're heading toward the king of prussia area from the vine street expressway, at this point, an 11-minute trip to the blue route. eastbound right here headed towards the vine, no problems as well. if you're heading out the door, on 95 throughout delaware, no problems. the cars are green. 11 minutes at the most from 295 up toward 495. that's the northbound/southbound
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side. if you're going to get on mass transit or take anything like that, no problems for new jersey transit, patco and septa. kim davis, the clerk of court who refused to issue the same-sex marriage licenses could be back on the job in kentucky. this is the rock star-like she got after being released to jail. what she said that may indicate she'll defy the judge's orders. passengers and crew forced to escape a jetliner as fire breaks out.
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this morning, all eyes will be on a county clerk's office in rowan, kentucky, where people are waiting to see if kim davis will go back to work. she's the clerk that was tossed in jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. tracy davidson is in the digital operations center with more on her release from jail. >> a judge set her free yesterday. she was in jail on contempt charges for defying a judge's order to issue lines to same-sex couples. davis got a rocky balboa-style welcome as she was released. davis thanked her hundreds of supporters who waited for her outside the jail. >> i just want to give god the glory. his people havezh%hñ rallied an are a strong people! >> republican presidential candidate ted+lñmñ cruzún÷ao mi
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huckabee were among those who showed up to that rally. she says she'll likely return to work this week, stillw3ñr not c çñ@ she'll start issuing marriae licenses when she does return to work. she has said she will not resign. you heard the song, the lead singer of ('çó band survivor sas their song "eye of the tiger" wascgfbf used without their permission. they say they do not support davis's cause. live in the digital operations center, tracy davidson, nbc 10 news. some of the'c%q presidenti candidates will take sides in the battle over the iran nuclear agreement. donald trump and ted cruz are expected to join tea party members who oppose that deal at a rally in washington, d.c. today. hillary clinton will throw her support behind the obama administration during an address on the agreement. yesterday, several more democratic lawmakers came out in favor of the deal, giving the president enough votes to block
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a senate resolution of disapproval. today,ñrñr joe sestak will a meeting today. we are starting to hear about apwirsettlement that woul pay the family of freddie gray $6.4 million. the city board that oversees spending still has to approve the settlement. the board meets today. 13 people were injured when this british airways jet caught fire at an airport in las vegas pilots discovered the fire in the left side of thebn.$w engin aborted takeoff. 159 passengers and 13 crew members evacuated down the emergency slides there. the 13 people who were injured are all expected to be okay. an investigation into what caused the fire continues.
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now to airline turbulence that could cause major headaches for new jersey governor chris christie's presidential campaign. the ceo of united airlines has resigned amid a federal probe with ties to the bridgegate with ties to the has dogged che for months now. united announced the departure of its ceo yesterday. the feds are looking into whether united tried to cf1 o new york and new jersey. that sprung from the bridgegate scandal. that involved closures on the washington bridge that were ordered by top allies for governor christie. apple watch, apple may introduce two new iphones at an event in california. many believe they will announce a successor to an iphone 6 and 6 plus. there is also talk of a set top
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box for your tv with siri. we'll tell you about those gaujettes on nbc 10 this afternoon. septa has announced changes that should help you get around town during the pope's visit even if you want going to see him. yesterday, septa announced it has doubled the number of stops that will be open for the pope's trip to philadelphia, that includes stops on the broad street subway and market frankford "l" on september 26th and 27th. >> i don't want to be part of the chaos. >> septa says these changes are the result of public feedback. philadelphia international airport is still waiting for a papal payoff. according to our partners at the philadelphia business journal, the airport isn't seeing a major increase for the week of the pope's visit just yet. the journal found that philadelphia has the lowest international demand that week compared to new york and washington. ahead in our next half hour, you could call it camping out
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for the pope. up to 16,000 people will be able to live in fairmount park during the papal visit. we'll learn how much those outdoor amenities will cost you and see other unique housing options, coming up. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 20 minutes after 4:00. it's a muggy morning and cloudy, too. low clouds over center city. that's a live view from here at the nbc 10 studios. 76 degrees, humidity up to 87%. it is warmer and muggier than yesterday with southerly winds. that humidity stays elevated during the day. we could see showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. right now completely dry in this view from the mellon bank building in center city. humidity, though, right back up where we were yesterday. 100% humidity in dover, 97% right now in mount holly and 97% for pottstown. a steamy start but so far, dry. let me show you what's on the
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way. look at the line of showers, in the midwest and farther to the southwest, that line is coulding in. it will bring us cooler weather for the next few days. not today. this afternoon with the heat and humidity will see showers popping up into the early evening hours, that's 7:00 this evening. look the at potential for heavy downpours. could see hef have ran with these storms that move through during the evening hours and into thursday. they'll be spotty during the day today and tonight but then tomorrow, that's 7:00 in the morning, watch what happens as we go through the day, rain steady and heavy at times. we could see one, two, three inches of rain from the system that will be moving through the area tomorrow. for today, keep an eye on the sky this afternoon or find a cool, shady spot if you can. hot and humid, back into the 90s this afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms. bit time we get to the weekend, the 90s are long gone. cooler on sunday, partly sunny
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on saturday. the car's air conditioning will be another place of refuge out there today. let's see how traffic is shaping up on the boulevard. nbc 10's jessica boyington is watchinu that. >> we are back on the boulevard. we have a disabled vehicle to watch out for. this is around roberts avenue. this guy here pushed over into the right-hand shoulder. not affecting any lands right now. you can see crew on the scene, trying to get this guy out of the way. as you head out the door into new jersey, currently no problems on the 42 freeway, northbound from 55 up towards the walt whitman bridge. the rest of the area bridges doing just fine. chris? new from overnight, asian stocks soared. japan markets saw the biggest jump in seven years, adding more than 7%. in china, the shanghai index also grew. the asian markets have lost substantial value and prompted
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dramatic stock drops in the u.s. ahead at 5:00, we'll talk to the experts at cnbc about what to expect today on wall street. years before there was deflategate, there was another scandal involving the new england patriots. it had to do with spying. according to the information, one of the victims could be eagles. why some former birds believe they were robbed of a super bowl title. a car crash that sent the driver off the road and into a creek. wait until you hear how long he waited for rescue and rescuers say what play a lucky role in the huge outcome. if you ever wonder what happens behind scenes here at nbc 10 news today, like how i'm about to apologize to our producer for butchering the read of that tease like i just did. i'm talking about periscope. you can see the rest of tracy
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davidson on periscope right now. our address is nbc philadelphia.
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there are new allegations surrounding the new england patriots and whether they've been cheating. and now the eagles are involved in this. espn released a new report alleging that the patriots videotaped opponents signals for at least 40 games over a seven-year span during bill belichick's time with the team. that's far more games than originally reported. the report says a former member of the eagles football operation says that many people believe the birds were robbed in super bowl xxxix. some players said the patriots knew their signals and were calling out their plays. according to the report, the patriots taped other teams
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signals during that game and team employees went through the visiting locker room to find play calling information. also this new information says those employees rummaged through opposing team's hotel rooms looking for playbooks. the report also alleges roger goodell swept those allegations under the russ out of respect for robert kraft, who helped goodell become commissioner. cape may reporting 74 degrees. back in the 80s this afternoon. next at 4:30, animal control investigation, workers from delaware county's animal services are now the focus of two different death cases. we'll tell you why.
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nbc 10 news starts now. >> preparing for the pope. even in places where the pontiff won't be visiting. today several communities outside the city will brief residents about what to expect. >> saying good-bye to a philadelphia police officer who lost his life off duty. ahead, how family and friends will remember lamar poole who died in a hit and run crash. back in the 90s again. that would mean another heat wave. there is relief on the way and it arrives this afternoon. right now it's 74 degrees at 4:30. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. it was toasty out there yesterday afternoon, wasn't it. >> sure it was. >> beyond toasty, perhaps, some might call it hot. meteog

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